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  1. Multiple Blog Authors

    Allowing for multiple blog authors would be a great way to recognize all volunteers who contribute to a piece.

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  2. Leader Permission Links

    Posting on behalf of a Mountaineer Leader.

    The location of the "Request Leader's Permission" link is very confusing because it looks as if permission is required to be a leader of the trip rather than a participant.

    What's more confusing is that the screenshot is from this trip to Lila Lakehttps://www.mountaineers.org/explore/activities/backpack-lila-lake-1, which is not set up to have any any assistant leaders, so one wonders why "leader prerequisites" are shown at all. I thought I might be seeing a different screen because I am a backpack leader, but the screen looks the same when viewed in incognito mode…

    2 votes

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    Declined  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Our member services team has not received additional feedback from our members that this is an issue. If in the future we receive feedback about this we can re-open this idea.

  3. Add a My Blog Posts Page GH2829

    Add a "My Blog Posts" page to the My Profile area so that members can find their own blog posts and blog posts by their favorite member bloggers more easily.

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  4. Integrate Salesforce with Acumatica

    The current process involves manual assignment of revenue codes for memberships, courses, etc., a time-consuming task that is subject to inconsistent interpretation and error. Integration would automate this process, reducing time spent entering data and improve the accuracy of our data. We'd also like to sync (or be able use an export-import process) to transfer data from SF to Acumatica.

    2 votes

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  5. Internal Link Dialog Fixes GH1949/1950

    1. Allow course listed to be selected as internal links by clicking through the bread crumbs or search.

    2. Fix the dialog so that when the breadcrumbs wrap to a second line, that they do not overlap the list of selections.

    2 votes

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  6. Update Billing Info for Automatic Renewal GH1977

    The billing info associated with autorenewal payments is not getting updated in tandem with the user’s profile. Let's tweak the process to update the autorenewal billing info whenever the profile is updated, or at least give users the option to also update their billing info when they update their payment card info.

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  7. Fix Blog Title Text from Running into Photos GH1959

    When longer words are used in blogs we are getting the image for the blog overlaid on top of the title text.

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  8. Change to automatic renewal process GH1692

    The Mountaineers should change the way they handle automatic membership renewal. Currently on the website people are opted into automatic renewal by default when they pay their dues. The checkbox is small and easy to miss, leading to a fair amount of people getting opted into automatic renewal unknowingly. There are concerns that this borders on a privacy violation and may violate some privacy regulations.

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    Completed  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    The checkbox for choosing Autorenewal on the checkout page is now much bigger and more obvious to avoid accidentally choosing Autorenewal.

  9. Add Save button at the top of registration windows GH1482

    This will be super helpful for mobile users trying to manage their rosters. Right now after adding some to the roster it is very hard to scroll down and Save them. This should be done for the Add Person to Courses, Activities and Event registration windows.

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    Completed  ·  Garrett Arnold responded

    We added a “Save” button at the top of every “Add person to roster” and “Edit” popup so that it is quicker and easier to save a record when on the top few field must be completed for the add or edit being done.

  10. Add tracking mechanism to members page for mileage and altitude gained on club trips for yearly totals-ie:100,000ft gained, etc.

    This would enhance club trip participation- esp among members that join groups like Meet Up and others. Would drive demand for more trips- esp hikes, hopefully driving more Leader participation as a result. It'd also be fun- great for bragging rights.

    2 votes

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  11. Honorary Members

    Have a place on our site about our honorary members.

    2 votes

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  12. Make it easier for us to organize carpools

    And have communication between trip participants be easier.

    More specifically we would like to see whether person
    A) wants to carpool
    B) ride or drive
    C) where they are coming from
    D) Be able to contact them or potentially the whole group of people who wants to carpool in one swift email.

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    Completed  ·  Garrett Arnold responded

    This was completed and launched on 12/8. If you have further suggestions about this tool please continue to list on the feedback site.

  13. Trigger a notification for Senior Rate Eligibility when Members turn 65

    Many members appreciate the convenience of the auto renewal feature for membership dues but for members who begin their enrollment at the Adult rate and turn 65 before card expiry, this may result in several years of paying at a higher rate than necessary. Including a notification on their 65th birthday, similar to the one sent out when members turn 18, will allow these members to make a fully informed decision about their options.

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  14. Clarify language for profile management when adding family member GH3554

    We've received a number of calls lately from folks who have a family membership. They go to add an adult family member, but get stuck when they are required to select whether 'I will manage the account for the youth' or 'the youth will manage their own profile, but I will sign their waiver and manage their account.' It is confusing that they have to choose one of these options when they are not adding a youth family member to their account.

    I think changing the language to something like these two options would suffice to reduce confusion:
    -This is…

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  15. Phone support for Elder members who do not use the internet

    I often hear this feedback but I don't think I've done a great job documenting it, so here goes.
    Today I spoke with 50 year member Diana Edgar and I thanked her and let her know her of recent lifetime membership.

    While we were speaking she shared how much she loved being a Mountaineer but she has felt so cut off lately because she doesn't know how she can participate when everything is online and she doesn't use email or a computer. She deeply wishes there was a way for her to sign up for activities that was easy for…

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  16. Gift Memberships for Renewals

    Why are gift memberships restricted to new members? Every year I'm asked what I'd like for my birthday and Christmas. It would be delightful if my family members could renew my Mountaineers membership. I get the benefir of the Mountaineers and my family gets the benefit of giving it to me. That certainly beats another tie. I prefer gifts which are not "things". I have enough possessions already.

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    Thank you for sharing this idea. We’d love to eventually create functionality on the website to renew a membership for someone else. In the meantime, you can do this any time by calling our member services team at 206-521-6001.

  17. Password Change/Reset GH3322

    I was trying to change my password and couldn't figure out how despite looking at profile settings and searching for 'change password' on the site. In the end, I emailed info@mountaineers and found out that you have to use the forgotten password flow to do so.
    It seems like most sites have a 'change password' feature in the 'profile' section. It would be great to have a way to do so on the site. Alternatively, publishing a page about that might be helpful if people do search for it.

    1 vote

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  18. Trip report input improvements

    On the trip report page, allow for multiple photo uploads, have the "upload" tab come up by default when clicking to add a photo, keyboard shortcut to add a photo, and tell people upfront to save often, that they can edit after saving (I lost a ton of work).

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    Completed May 5, 2020.

    This is the date we launched the Plone 5 Update which came with the ability to upload multiple files or images at one time.

    We also added this to the help text for Trip Report rich text fields: “You can edit your trip report after saving it, so save your work early and often, especially if you’re writing a lengthy trip report.”

  19. Set focus to username field in login

    Please set the "focus" to the first field "username” on the login page. It's a niggly little thing to have to proactively click into the box to type in it on every login.

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  20. Update Gift Memberships Pricing Portlets GH2926

    Update portlet text for Gift Memberships to show new price. Right now on the gift membership page and on the next page it shows the original price for memberships, not the discounted gift price, and it should probably show the regular price crossed out with the gift price in red. So for the holidays (December) it will be 25% off, and for any time earlier it will be 15% off.

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